Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.
Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
"If you've got the truth you can demonstrate it. Talking doesn't prove it."
Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
"The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it."
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber - starting with me - has a monopoly on being right.
He who frames the question wins the debate.
In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate.
Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.
Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege.
The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
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